November's Child: Meet Gene

Baystateparent Magazine
Gene, 15, is legally freed for adoption.

Hi, my name is Gene and I am learning how to play the guitar!

Gene is a quiet teenager of Caucasian descent. Those who know Gene best describe him as being reserved at first, but once he gets to know you, he becomes friendly and outgoing. Gene, 15, enjoys sports and is athletic. He is looking forward to playing basketball at his school in the winter. In the past, Gene has participated in other sports such as soccer, baseball, and Pop Warner football. Some of his other favorite activities include playing video games on the computer and collecting Pokémon cards. He is currently trying to expand his interests by learning how to play the guitar and ukulele.

Legally freed for adoption, Gene is seeking a two-parent home with a mother and a father, or a single male or female parent. An ideal home for Gene would be a family that can provide him with the stability and structure he needs to thrive. His social worker believes he would do well in a family with or without other children. He would especially do well in a placement with younger children. The considering family must be open to helping Gene maintain his relationship with his older sister.

Can you provide the guidance, love and stability that a child needs?  If you’re at least 18 years old, have a stable source of income, and room in your heart, you may be a perfect match to adopt a waiting child. Adoptive parents can be single, married, or partnered; experienced or not; renters or homeowners; LGBTQ singles and couples.     

The process to adopt a child from foster care requires training, interviews, and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you, and if so, to help connect you with a child or sibling group that your family will be a good match for.     

To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at (617) 964-6273 or visit